Limited Edition 2018
A midnight dream in the Shalimar Gardens
Alberta Ferretti presented her Limited Edition 2017 collection on Tuesday July 4th, opening the doors to her Parisian Maison at 43 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The style of the eighteen dresses conjures up memories of the Orient and the dreamy, mythological beauty of the Shalimar Gardens.
Indeed, the dresses take the names of magical visions: Beauté du Shalimar, Armorial, Princesse du Soupir, Minuit à Djaipour, Portrait de Pureté, Jardin de Rêve, Fleur de Lune, Temple d’Or, Plume de Lumière, Vent de Vénus, Améthyste Mystérieuse, Obsession Sensuelle, Ambre Total, Jasmin de la Nuit, Mémoire de Jodhpur, Amour de Pleine Lune, Anémone Liquide, Rayon Sensuel.
Eighteen creations bathed in the enchanting, soft light of the moon to portray a style of femininity which intertwines the allure of the Orient with the golden age of Hollywood divas.
The designer has chosen supermodel Natasha Poly to reveal the magnetism of the collection in a series of eighteen iconic, seductive photographs, one for each dress, captured by the lens of Giampaolo Sgura.
The inspiration: the legend of the Shalimar Gardens, the reflections of the full moon, the evocative majesty of Imperial India, together with the glamour of Hollywood divas.
The fabrics: silk satin flows over liquid forms; magnificent shantung moulds the more structured dresses; plissé chiffon gives consistency to the more romantic silhouettes; organza and silk tulle create volumes and sheerness on the purest dresses.
The embroidery: subtle and delicate, describing fine, monochrome paisley motifs. Crocheted in silk and cotton, the embroidery is embellished with tiny crystal beads, adding an exquisite touch to the organza and silk tulle dresses. Small, multicolour floral fret patterns are freehand embroidered on the chiffon and silk satin dresses in brighter hues.
Colours: saturated and intense in the shining tones of gemstones and the vibrant reflections of gold and platinum.
Launched in 2011, Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition is the fashion designer's demi-couture collection of cocktail dresses and evening gowns.
The 18 dresses are the starting point for making unique, made-to-measure creations, even fit for a bride.
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